The Triune God: An Essay in Postliberal Theology  -     By: William C. Placher
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The Triune God: An Essay in Postliberal Theology

Westminster John Knox Press / 2007 / Paperback

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In this original, contemporary doctrine of the Trinity, revered theologian William Placher places the history of theology in dialogue with postmodern philosophy and yields a provocative post liberal interpretation. Bringing together the insights of Thomas Aquinas, John Calvin, Karl Barth, Hans Urs on Balthasar, Emmanuel Levinas, and Ludwig Wittgenstein, Placher deftly connects a radical view of Gods transcendence with a narrative Christology, His resulting thesis is twofold: first, the doctrine of the Trinity is not a way of explaining the inner nature of God but a way of preserving Gods mystery, and second, the Trinity should be presented by showing how Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are one God moving from the Three in One, not the other around. An exceptionally clear and engaging presentation on this central Christina doctrine, The Triune God both advances the scholarly and ecclesial discussion on the Trinity and provides a welcome, and unusually concrete, introduction to post liberal theology.

William C. Placher is Charles D. and Elizabeth S. LaFollette Distinguished Professor in the Humanities and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 163
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2007
ISBN: 0664230601
ISBN-13: 9780664230609
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In this original, contemporary doctrine of the Trinity, William Placher places the history of theology in dialogue with postmodern philosophy and yields a provocative postliberal interpretation. Placher deftly connects a radical view of God's transcendence with a narrative Christology. His resulting thesis is twofold: first, the doctrine of the Trinity is not a way of explaining the inner nature of God but a way of preserving God's mystery; and second, the Trinity should be presented by showing how Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are one God--moving from the Three to the One, not the other way around. An exceptionally clear and engaging presentation of this central Christian doctrine, The Triune God both advances the scholarly and ecclesial discussion on the Trinity and provides an unusually concrete introduction to postliberal theology.

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William C. Placher was Charles D. and Elizabeth S. LaFollette Distinguished Professor in the Humanities and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana. He was the author or editor of a number of books including A History of Christian Theology, Jesus the Savior, and Essentials of Christian Theology, all published by WJK.

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